Invasive, one-note racer gets frustrating very fast.
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What’s It About?
In DRIVE AHEAD, players maneuver a wide variety of vehicles against the game's artificial intelligence, friends on the same device, or in the same room (via Wi-Fi). The point of the game is to try to crush each other's heads with those cars. Adding to the danger of these races is the fact that the environment is also littered with landmines and other obstacles. Players can also earn points by making opponents die from those. The first to win five rounds wins the game, earning cash that can be used to add more cars to your garage.
Is It Any Good?
Crushing heads can be a headache in this racing game, especially because it really tests your patience and how much you're willing to put up with from a game. While Drive Ahead has some fun qualities, it's also very invasive (asking every round for permission to record the on-screen action even after you've said no) and often frustrating. The core concept isn't a bad one, even if it's a bit violent. But despite the variety of vehicles and tracks, it still feels very much like you're doing the same thing again and again. And, as you advance further in the game, the AI becomes especially hard to defeat, which adds to the list of frustrations. Playing against a friend, whether on the same device or in the same room via Wi-Fi, is a much more satisfying experience, but ultimately, the repetition in Drive Ahead bogs things down as well.
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Families can talk about violence in video games. Is the impact of the violence in Drive Ahead affected by the pixelated graphics? Would the impact be more significant if the graphics were more detailed?
Why do you think the game wants to record footage? Do you think it's to promote your gameplay, or to promote the game through your social media channels?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: October 28, 2018
- Category: Action Games
- Topics: Cars and Trucks
- Publisher: Dodreams Fairytale Company Oy
- Version: 1.74.5
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Requires Android 4.4 and up
- Last updated: November 5, 2018
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